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Colombia allows Drummond to resume coal loading at port

(SeeNews) - Mar 4, 2013 - Colombia's environmental licence authority Anla on Friday allowed coal miner Drummond to resume loading activity at its local port after the approval of some adjustments to Drummond's contingency plan.
Loading was suspended on February 6 following an accident with a sinking barge in January, when some volumes of water mixed with coal were dumped into the sea, according to a statement by Drummond.
The environmental agency continues its investigation to establish whether the accident was due to negligence which could lead to sanctions against the company.
Drummond produced 26 million tonnes of coal in Colombia last year, out of a total 89.2 million tonnes produced in the country.
Anla also lifted a measure limiting some coal transport operations of railway company Ferrocarriles del Norte de Colombia (Fenoco).


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